Tag: water

Jul 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ocean Tornado

Picture of the Day: The Ocean Tornado

THE OCEAN TORNADO Photograph by Joey Mole In this amazing capture by Joey Mole, we see a waterspout near Tampa Bay, Florida. According to NASA, the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts. A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex that…

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Jul 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: Big Ship in a Tiny Canal

Picture of the Day: Big Ship in a Tiny Canal

BIG SHIP IN A TINY CANAL Photograph by coolmonfrere on Flickr The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus…

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Jul 4, 2013

The Textured Patterns of Corals

The Textured Patterns of Corals

The Sifter’s favourite underwater photographer, Alexander Semenov, is back with another amazing gallery. Entitled Living Stones, Semenov explores the different patterns and textures of stony corals in the Red Sea. Captured at high magnification, you can really appreciate the intricate detail and colour on the surfaces of these living creatures. Corals are marine invertebrates…

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Jul 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Lake in the Mountains

Picture of the Day: A Lake in the Mountains

A LAKE IN THE MOUNTAINS Photograph by Ryan Gsell Bachalpsee or Bachse is a lake with an area of 8.06 ha (19.9 acres) close to the First (a minor summit below the Schwarzhorn which can be reached with a cable car) and above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) of Switzerland.…

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Jun 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

THE BAIT BALL Photograph by STEVE DUNLEAVY on Flickr A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. Small schooling fish are eaten by…

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Jun 26, 2013

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate. Below we celebrate the beautiful natural…

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Jun 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Crashing Waves in the Caribbean

Picture of the Day: Crashing Waves in the Caribbean

CRASHING WAVES IN THE CARIBBEAN Photograph by rachel_thecat on Flickr A beautiful capture by rachel_thecat on Flickr of crashing waves just off the coast of Pointe-à-Pitre, the largest city in Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is a Caribbean island located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, with a land area of 1,628 square…

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